First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria election enrolment now open
Enrolment has opened for Aboriginal Victorians to elect the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria.
You can enrol here.
Koondee Woonga-gat Toor-rong is Victoria’s first Aboriginal community controlled Philanthropic Fund.
Working Mums: Bundap Marram Durn-durn
Indigenous Employment Partners is running a new campaign.
The campaign is called Working Mums: Bundap Marram Durn-durn and we’re looking for support.
We’re looking to raise $100,000.00.
To see all the details, please click here
If you would like to organise a corporate giving campaign click on the fundraise button then click ‘fundraise as a company’ and fill out your details.
If you would like to get a group of people together to fundraise click on the fundraise button then click on ‘fundraise as a team’ and compete the details.
Please pass this on to anyone else you know who might be interested.
Uncle Jack did his time, but his record remains a ball and chain
The Age 7th March 2019 highlights the story of Uncle Jack Charles and the campaign by Woor-Dungin to introduce a spent conviction scheme.
Criminal records are a significant barrier to employment for many Aboriginal people and Indigenous Employment Partners supports the Woor-Dungin campaign
Aboriginal Ex Offender Employment Program Workshop
Join Woor-Dungin and Indigenous Employment Partners on September 11-12 2019 to learn more about finding work when you have a criminal record.
IEP will be running a workshop for employers who want to hire people with a criminal record.
More details available soon.
Continuous Improvement at Indigenous Employment Partners
On Thursday 7 March and Friday 8th March Central Australian remote Health Development Services (CARHDS) from Alice Springs, Tauondi College from Adelaide, Building Indigenous Capability (BIC) from Canberra and Indigenous Employment Partners met at the Indigenous Employment Partners offices to review the 10139NAT Course in Indigenous Mentoring.
On day one staff reviewed feedback from course participants and made improvements to the training materials based on this feedback.
Vicki from Tauondi, Veronica from BIC, Dennis from IEP and Raelene from CARHDS.
On day two we explored ways we can improve the learning experiences for participants in the future including putting some parts of the course online.
If you would like to know more about the course please contact us.
Reconciliation Victoria supports a continuing national conversation about shifting our national day from January 26 – to reflect on who we are as a nation, what we stand for, and what date in our history best reflects those values and attributes.
Reconciliation Victoria encourages local councils, organisations and individuals commemorating the day to recognise the honoured place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in our nation’s history, to be sensitive to the feelings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may see the day as one of mourning, and to see the day as an opportunity to promote understanding, respect and reconciliation.
Reconciliation Victoria has provided some simple ways to mark 26th January respectfully, and acknowledge members of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Check out Reconciliation Victoria’s website for suggestions on how you can mark 26 Jan respectfully.
Indigenous Employment Partners recommends to all our clients and partner organisations to consult with their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities about how to appropriately mark the day.
IEP welcomes new board member
Indigenous Employment Partners (IEP) is proud to announce the appointment of Jade Miller (Yorta Yorta) to our board.
IEP mentoring course growing strong in NT
Congratulations to everyone who recently completed IEP’s Indigenous Mentoring Course in Darwin.
Twelve people traveled from all parts of the country to take part in the 5 day course delivered at the Australian National University’s (ANU) North Australia Research Unit (NARU).
Here’s some of the kind words people shared on completing the course:
“I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it”
“The facilitator made me feel safe and the content of the workshop helped me understand how to be a mentor”
“Really, it was the most amount of information, knowledge and skills I have ever gained from a course”
IEP chats with CAAMA radio
Australia’s largest Aboriginal Media organisation, Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) recently invited IEP to talk on their Strong Voices radio program. CAAMA broadcaster, Kyle Dowling chatted to IEP Co-Director, Nicole Findlay about IEP’s success in recently being awarded a Westpac Foundation Community Grant.
Indigenous Employment Partners congratulates Not-for-profit Law on its 10th birthday
IEP attends Mullum Mullum Fund Raising Dinner
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust supports IEP
Strong Sistas keeping culture safe
Seven remarkable Aboriginal women were recognised at IEP’s inaugural NAIDOC week event on Friday 6 July 2018:
Aunty Di Kerr, Traditional Custodian, Wurundjeri
Antoinette Braybrook, CEO Djirra, Kuku Yalanji
Cheryl Vickery-Nicholls, Community elder, Yorta Yorta
Shona Stewart, City of Whittlesea, Wiradjuri/Latdje Latdje
Katrina Harrison, Skillinvest, Palawa
Leanne Sumner, Cultural Advisor and Educator, Gunditjmara
Karen Lovett, Artist and Arts Teacher, Gunditjmara